To stream your FM or AM radio station online, register with an online streaming server, such as Caster.fm or MyRadioStream.com. A streaming server is simultaneously a Web host service provider that includes access to a custom Web page, widgets, add-ons and a high streaming bitrate.
Caster.fm has a professional streaming plan and a free streaming plan. The free streaming plan requires a twice-per-month shutdown for maintenance and garners financial support from third-party ads displayed on your free radio Web page.
Your free radio Web page includes a chat box, a song request box, a broadcast schedule, announcements and up to three types of players. A control panel similar to a dashboard allows you to conduct programs and broadcasts and customize your radio Web page at the click of your mouse.
You can record and store podcasts on the Caster.fm server. Widgets and add-ons let you tweak the settings of embedded players and upload, store or broadcast additional podcasts. A 128Kbps bitrate supports roughly 400 listeners.
Similarly, MyRadioStream.com offers free and low-cost streaming tools. Access the streaming server by installing MyRadioStream.com's streaming software, or upgrade to the next level of service if you want your listeners to enjoy music without having to exit your radio Web page.